Blow your horn Posted on May 15, 2016 by Debra Kolkka …or your shell. This lovely little fountain is at the Bagni di Lucca railway station at Fornoli. It is no longer working, but it is a reminder of better times at the station. Share this:TwitterFacebookMoreEmailPinterestPrintLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
Part of the charm of italy is somewhat like, say a city like new orleans.
(Decades, really centuries of living and use account for age, decay and obsoletion) BUT if you can meet in the middle ( some cleaning, painting, and perhaps ONE working fountain at the stazione!), the history remains, with updated and modern amenities.
Would be nice, too, if the station was actually opened and manned.
But this too is part of the ambience.
My husbands grandparents left here 100 years ago ( for America) and although returning multiple times eventually stayed in America.
We now stay in the refurbished villa they left.
What a beautiful story continues to unfold here in Tuscany.
I was there a couple of years ago, when the waiting room was refurbished. There was an opening ceremony with speeches and food. I don’t think I have seen it open since.
It’s still open. You press a button to open the waiting room door. I was there a few days ago.
I have tried several times to open that door, without success. I have never seen anyone in there, or walking through the space. I will try again.
We were there with you on that day! When we are there next month we will see if we can use it.
A little charm could go a long ways. I’ve seen worse stations, but it could definitely be better. A fountain would be quite nice.